DIY Brightening Skin Toner: 1/2 cup Lemon Juice, 1 cup Water, 2/3 cup Witch Hazel. To calm red, irritated skin, add a few drop of Lavender Essential Oil. (1) Cleanse skin. (2) Apply toner with cotton pad, sweeping upward and outward over face and neck. Do not rinse. (3) Apply sunscreen. *** Witch hazel tightens pores and reduces inflammation. Lemon juice reduces pores and lightens red/dark spots.